Best Locations to View Christmas Lights

The dazzling array of lights transforms Scenic City into a winter wonderland. From neighborhood streets to local businesses and iconic parks, Chattanooga is aglow with extravagant displays of warm holiday lights. Here are ten must-visit spots to experience the magic of the season:

Asian Lantern Festival

Chattanooga Zoo | 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.

Experience the culture and get to know the history while looking at the 30 illuminated lanterns and interactive displays throughout the zoo.

Enchanted Garden of Lights

Rock City | 1400 Patten Rd. |  Lookout Mountain, GA

Walk along the lighted Grand Corridor in the North Pole Village and experience the twinkle of  over one million LED icy lights in the Arctic Kingdom. Reserve your tickets online.

Festive Forest

Miller Park | 928 Market St.
Feast your eyes at the 50 lighted trees adorned with ornaments, tinsels and garlands which are lovingly decorated by local businesses and organizations. The EPB’s annual holiday window displays can also be seen across the street.

Christmas on the Mountain

Ruby Falls | 1720 Scenic Hwy.
Enjoy Village Plaza’s holiday lights, get to try fun activities and have your photo taken with Santa.

Christmas Lights at The Commons

Collegedale | 4750 Swinyar Dr.
A lighted 45-ft tree and other holiday decorations can be seen throughout the area.

Holidays Under the Peaks

Tennessee Aquarium | 1 Broad St.
Listen to the holiday music while looking at a light-bedecked tree twinkling in sync with jolts from Miguel Wattson, the aquarium’s electric eel until December 31.

Walnut Street Bridge

1 Walnut St.
See the twinkling snowflakes while you walk the pedestrian bridge — best viewed at night.


Soddy-Daisy | 12000 Dayton Pk.
Take a drive through while you  tune into an FM radio station for music timed to the light show.

Scenic City Lights

4095 Brock Rd.
Enjoy thousands of LED lights tuned to a radio station to experience a full holiday treat. Check out their Facebook page before going to the show to know the full schedule and possible cancellations.

Christmas Lights Tours

Nooga Shuttles
A tour on a 14-passenger executive shuttle as you visit some of the decorated homes throughout Chattanooga.

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